Lecture: 'Socioeconomic Inequality and Children’s Brain Development'

Event Details

October 12, 2017
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building

Room: 160 East

Handicap access available
Kirby Deater-Deckard

Kimberly Noble, associate professor of neuroscience and education at Columbia University, will speak on the implications of socioeconomic inequality on children's brain development.

Professor Noble studies how socioeconomic inequality relates to children's cognitive and brain development from infancy through adolescence. She is particularly interested in understanding how early in infancy or toddlerhood such disparities develop; the modifiable environmental differences that account for these disparities; and the ways we might harness this research to inform the design of interventions. Along with a multidisciplinary team from around the country, she is currently launching the first clinical trial of poverty reduction to assess the causal impact of income on children’s cognitive, emotional and brain development in the first three years of life, funded by NIH as well as a consortium of private founders. 

Event Category

Lecture/Talk Psychology